>> Sunday, December 4, 2011
Since my last update:
The busy season is definitely here. I’m just not getting as much reading time as I would like but it’s all good. I finished Flawless: Inside the Largest diamond Heist in History by Scott Andrew Selby and Greg Campbell. It was a great story of a real crime and the investigation that has still not answered all the questions.
I started reading Turn of Mind by Alice La Plante. I’m fascinated by her choice to tell the story from the perspective of a woman with Alzheimer’s disease. The mystery in the story is secondary to the story of the main character and her struggles with her disease.
I finished listening to Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (read by Wil Wheaton) and highly recommend it. My new audiobook is A Trick of the Light by Louise Penny. I love this series and I’m very glad to be listening to Ralph Cosham reading to me again.
I’m continuing to read the short stories in Poachers by Tom Franklin. His writing is so atmospheric and beautiful that I enjoy even the dark stuff because of the way he writes.
Yesterday was Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day. Since we don’t have kids and don’t have any conveniently borrowable kids in our lives we did something a little different. I wanted to commemorate the day so we went to Powells and bought some children’s books that we’ll be donating to a holiday gift drive.
Where and When did I read in November
Scar Tissue: Seven Stories of Love and Wounds – Present day Chicago
The Tigress of Forli – 1463 - 1526 Italy
Aunt Dimity Beats the Devil – Present day near the border of England and Scotland
Flawless: Inside the Largest diamond Heist in History – 2000-2009 Antwerp, Belgium and Turin, Italy
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team – Present Day California
Ready Player One – 2044 United States
Other than books and reading:
I’ve been busy with life in general but I’ve enjoyed the knitting classes I’ve been taking quite a bit. I finished my first sock and have started the mate. These will be slipper socks when I’m done. I’m ridiculously proud of these for my first venture into sock making. I’ll definitely be making more.
New on my shelves and lists:
The Ice Princess by Camilla Lackberg
BethFishReads posted a review of the sequel to this one and she convinced me that I need to give this author a try.
Missing Persons by Clare O'Donohue
A mention of an upcoming second book in this series caught my interest so I requested this from the library.
The Lola Quartet by Emily St. John Mandel
I read one other book by her and found it interesting. The description of this one definitely has me curious.
Start Shooting by Charlie Newton
When Jen at Jen's Book Thoughts tweets "O...M...G....it's good!" I don't bother asking further questions. I just add it to my TBR list.
The Baker's Daughter by Sarah McCoy
This is an author I follow on Twitter and I'm looking forward to reading her book when it comes out in January.
A Simple Act of Violence by R.J. Ellroy
Between the comments from Jen and the fact that it's ready by Kevin Kenerly I really couldn't pass up getting this audio from the library.
Hope you're having a great weekend!!